Friday, December 19, 2008

Cabbage pakora / Indian vegetable crisp

Cabbage Pakora / Indian vegatable crisp is deep fried vegetables dipped in gram flour. Most versatile snack recipe of india, can be combined with anything meat or vegetable. Can be served as an appetizer also.
A perfect winter comfort food. Mmmm its very cold outside naa... Enjoy!


1. Gram flour / Besan flour / Chickpea flour - 1 cup or 250 grams
2. Red chili powder - 1/2 tbs
3. Salt to taste (or 3 pinch)
4. Hing / asafoetida - pinch
5. Cilantro / coriander leaves - 1/2 handful (washed and chopped)
6. Big brown onion - 1 roughly chopped
7. Cabbage - 1/4 roughly chopped (choose ur choice of vegetables mushroom, cauliflower, spinach, chicken, paneer etc.,)
8. Green chili - 2 nos chopped (optional)
9. Cooking oil for deep frying

Method (cooking time is hardly 30 mins)

1. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
2. In a big vessel mix all the ingredients by sprinkling water slowly. The batter should be very tight. The batter need not cover the vegetables, sticking around the vegetables is enough. 3. Sprinkle the mixture into the oil from a little height. The oil bubbles initially, wait till it settles. Flip with a slotted ladle and wait till the bubbling settles. Strain the oil and remove from fire. Store the pakora on a tissue paper and serve hot.

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